At Straight Shot, mentorship isn't a one-way street. Entrepreneurs gain keen insight and guidance by working directly with industry experts. Mentors come away reenergized through the opportunity to work together with incredible new ideas and talent as well as other experts.

Clark Lauritzen

Executive Vice President First National Bank

Mike McCarthy

Founding Partner McCarthy Capital

Mark Hasebroock

Managing Director Dundee Venture Capital

Kelly Hoey

Co-Founder & Managing Director Women Innovative Mobile

Bill Fisher

CEO Treetop Ventures

Nick Bowden

CEO & Co-Founder MindMixer

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Mary Ann O'Brien

CEO OBI Creative

Jeff Sharp

Principal SilverStone Group

Adrienne Graham

Founder & CEO Empower Me! Corporation

Doug Wilwerding

Managing Principal Optimas Group

Dan Houghton

Co-Founder & EVP BuilderTREND

Paul Jarrett

Co-Founder & CEO Bulu Box

Bruce Hoberman

Chairman of the Board Proxibid

Julie Mahloch


Laura Classen

Executive Director Nebraska Angels

Rick Turoczy

General Manager Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE)

Greg Harris

President & CEO Quantum Workplace, Inc.

Karen Linder

Principal Linseed Capital, LLC

Mark Griffis

CEO Aviture

Jeff Slobotski

Founder Silicon Prairie News & Big Omaha

Beth Engel

Partner Dundee Venture Capital

Drew Davies

Owner & Design Director Oxide Design Co.

Ben Vu

CEO & Co-Founder SkyVu Entertainment

Troy Meyerson

Attorney Fraser Stryker

Stephanie Jarrett

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer Bulu Box

Dusty Reynolds

Co-Founder RaceNote

Clay Cox

Principal Sovereign Investments

Ryan Broshar

Managing Partner Confluence Capital Partners

Becky App

Co-Founder eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato

Andrew Wirick

Co-Founder & Development Director GoodTwin

Tim Barcz

P of Application Development Motorsport Aftermarket Group, Inc.

Corey Spitzer

Founder Riff Labs

Lisa Roskens

Chairman & CEO Burlington Capital Group

Andrea Sandel

Owner & Principal Sandel Accounting & Business Consulting

David Treinen

Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Planning West Corporation

Shonna Dorsey

Managing Director Interface

Joe Craig

Social Roadie & Principal SourceBurst

Nick Engelbart

Analyst West Corporation

Sam Addy

Audit Partner Lutz & Company

Erica Wassinger

Principal erw public relations

David Paulmeyer

Associate First Capital Partners

Sally Nellson Barrett

Storyteller Malone & Co.

Jim Simon

Founder & CEO PeggyBank

Abby Jordan

Co-Founder eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato

Adam Nielsen

Co-Founder & Creative Director GoodTwin

Todd Johnson

Channel Leader - Entrepreneurship and Job Creation Gallup

Jake Stutzman

Creative Director Elevate

Karen Borchert

VP of Strategic Initiatives Phase2

Jeremy Vlcan

Managing Partner Fusion Tree

Adam Griffin

Founder & CEO Bodeefit

John Jenkins

President & CEO Benaissance

Nathan Preheim

Co-Founder MindMixer

Faith Larson

Vice President Javlin Capital

Jonathan LeBlanc

Head of North America PayPal Developer

Dan McMahon

Attorney Koley Jessen

Shane Reiser

Co-Founder Startup Genome

Caroline Cummings

VP of Business Development Palo Alto Software

Sean O'Connell

Vice President, Corporate Lending First National Bank of Omaha

Scott Carrico

Audit Partner Lutz & Company

Lori Stohs

Owner Lori Stohs Consulting

Taylor Keen

President & Managing Partner Talon Strategy

BJ Hansen

Associate McCarthy Capital

Justin Kemerling

Owner & Design Director Justin Kemerling Design Co

Cathy Solarana

Principal & Creative Director Wheelhouse Collective

Bart Dillashaw

Attorney Koley Jessen

Tom Boje

Partner Treetop Ventures

Leon Thomas

CEO Jelecos

Seth Carlson

Director of Experience Elevate

April Glosser

President Thrive Market Intelligence

Matt Medlock

CEO & Founder PaySAFE

Ryan Wade

Vice President of Sales Aviture

Ryan Fukushima

Venture Capitalist Lightbank

Nicole Hanson

Attorney Fraser Stryker

Jeff Gordman

CEO Gordmans

Tegan Snyder

Chief Technology Officer Bulu Box

Scott Bishop

Founder & CEO Crave Engine

David Arnold

Managing Director Straight Shot

Dan Gilbert

Founder Learning Innovations

Ryam Lee

Analyst McCarthy Capital

Matt Barr

CTO MindMixer

Tonya Kaminski

Director, Talent Management First National Bank

Mike Malone

Director of Things Malone & Co.

Adrian Oropeza

Merchant Reporting Product Manager PayPal

Ross Nelson

Director of Analytics Fusion Tree

Sabrina Parsons

Chief Executive Officer Palo Alto Software

Roger Lipson

Owner The Lipson Group

Michael Tudor

Founder Ripen eCommerce

Todd Darnold

Partner Inflection Point, LLC

AriAnna Goldstein

Attorney Baird Holm

Jim Moline

Second Vice President - eBusiness First National Bank

Dwight Hanson

Partner Treetop Ventures

Steve Kenney

Tax Partner Lutz & Company

Paul McMeekin

Senior Product Marketing Manager ACI Worldwide

Monte Jensen

Sr. Account Executive First National Technology Solutions

Colin Roberts

Director, Business Development West Corporation

Phil Haussler

Head of Products Quantum Workplace

Jeff Weeks

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer First National Bank of Omaha

Kim Whittaker

Vice President First National Technology Solutions

Jim Taylor

Research Coordinator Peter Kiewit Institute

Greg Beaufait

Analyst Dundee Venture Capital

Noah Parsons

Chief Operating Officer Palo Alto Software

Phil Janulewicz

Senior Sales Engineer First National Technology Solutions

John Marshall

Principal, Certified Risk Manager SilverStone Group

Kelly Grace

VP of Sales Volano Solutions

Scott Siegert

Director of Client Services BuilderTREND

Joe Hefflinger

Wealth Advisor SilverStone Group

Chad Tremel

Vice President, Group Benefits SilverStone Group

Chris Bikus

Partner Husch Blackwell

Kamaal Patterson

Attorney Baird Holm

Mark O'Siochain

Attorney Fraser Stryker

Jeff Anderson

Attorney Baird Holm

Clint Sporhase

Vice President of Business Banking First National Bank

Kevin Dohrmann

CTO CoSentry